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Discover Figueira

Where To Eat
What do Do and See
Visit The Cabo Mondego ViewPoint and check the most amazing view of Figueira.
Street Art in Figueira
 
Check out the great Street Art Works in town. Some of the best works, are right there by the beach. Like the immense work by Pantónio just across the old fortress, the stencil art of Daniel Eime or the vintage Portuguese tile inspired murals by Add Fuel.
 
 
 
Try you luck in the Casino

The city’s casino is among the largest on the Iberian Peninsula, and also the oldest, although you wouldn’t know it from the building’s sleek glass facade.

It goes back to the 19th century, as you’ll see from the opulent Beaux-Arts interiors.

Even if you’re not a high roller it’s worth an evening just for the decoration and to admire the stuccowork and frescos while you ponder your hand at the poker table.

There are a handful of bars and a first-rate restaurant, and before you come you could check the programme to see if the entertainment meets your fancy.

Try Surfing
 
Figueira da Foz is one of the cities with the most tradition of surfing in Portugal with waves for all levels. The dedicated community of local surfers invite everyone to experience the waves of Figueira.
 

An extraordinary meeting for EBRA. Here’s what happened in Porto

The EBRA – European Beach Rugby Association met in an extraordinary meeting in Porto in order to establish a common organization in view of the start of the Beach Rugby summer circuit. Many issues have been addressed, all of them the desire to manage the European series in a unique way. << With the new formula adopted to participate in the finals - commented Lionel Laugier, EBRA president - we have refreshed ourselves in many ways. Many tournaments have opened to their own vision and the numbers in general have increased. We have also given ourselves a unique communication segment and now the reference for European Beach Rugby will be our website - www.beach-rugby.eu - and our Facebook page >>. The interest that has developed around the oval manifestations managed by the EBRA, Porto, Marseille, Figueira, Lignano Sabbiadoro, The Hague, has led to numerous other realities worldwide to propose to become part of it; in this context the EBRA representatives have decided to monitor and help some well-defined areas in their development: development projects have thus been started with regard to Oceania and the Pan-American one. << We say that if we have always tried to look at Europe - concludes Lionel Laugier - from this meeting onwards we want to think big and think about creating something at world level. We have the management skills, the contacts also, so there was a willingness on the part of everyone to evolve and give space to the development of beach 5s in other shores, which however had already been interested in EBRA independently. What awaits us looking to the future? So much work, but the hope is to create a global beach 5s circuit >>.

Discover The Hague

The Hague is a vibrant city on the coast of the Netherlands and is a historical but also modern place with a lot of museums. The Mauritshuis is famous for its old masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. And the beautiful Municipal Museum (Gemeente Museum), built by Berlage, has Mondriaan’s largest collection in the world. A visit to the Escher museum is also a must. The Dutch parliament has long been based in The Hague and is centred around the parliamentary buildings near the Binnenhof. The Noordeinde Palace fulfils an important function in receptions by the Royal Family and Huis ten Bosch is the palace of the royal family. With the Peace Palace as its centre, The Hague is also the international city of peace and justice.

Dutch most famous seaside resort Scheveningen (where the North Sea Beach Rugby event is at The Hague Beach Stadium) has an abundance of attractions and beach pavilions. Take a stroll along the most beautiful boulevard Netherlands, go out for dinner in the harbor of Scheveningen or enjoy a sunset.
Beach life and city life go together in The Hague! The Hague’s bustling downtown area has far more to offer than thethe earlier mentioned landmarks Boutiques, cafes, concert and dance venues, galleries, flagship stores and restaurants offer something to everyone who loves culture, shopping and nightlife.
The Hague is great for shopping. The shopping centre around the Spuistraat and Grote Marktstraat is open seven days a week and is very popular. Just a short distance away from this well-trodden part of the city centre and its recognisable fashion brands lies an unexpected side to The Hague: the old, atmospheric Hofkwartier houses original, trendy shops.
Known in The Hague is also the theme park Madurodam, a city full of miniatures and attractions, so you can learn where the Netherlands is great at.
The Hague has always been closely connected with the former Dutch East Indies, today’s Indonesia. A good Indonesian restaurant is Keraton Damia (Groot Hertoginnenlaan 57, The Hague). But of course there are also other delicious cuisines such as the Japanese restaurant Set Genki (Schoolstraat 4, The Hague). And there are two restaurants with a Michelin star. Restaurant Calla’s (Laan van Roos and Doorn 51a) and restaurant Niven (Delftweg 58a Rijswijk) which has a Michelin star for 11 years.
For more information about The Hague and all possibilities visit www.denhaag.com/en